Children’s World Peace Organization named partner for peace
By Robin Loving Rowland
The Children’s World Peace Organization, which teaches peace to children in Mexico, Kenya, and Nepal, is pleased to be a sponsoring partner for peace of the United Nation’s International Day of Peace, and invites you to join us in celebrating September 21.
In honor of the day, around 2,000 students in the CWPO program in Kenya are asking their friends and families to join them in five minutes of sending peace and love throughout the world. Around 600 students in Mexico will observe five minutes of silent time with their teachers and families. Students in the CWPO program in Nepal will practice their peace skills through song with their families.
CWPO Founder William Day suggests that all who want to observe the day make a peaceful action. A peaceful action may be helping, kindness, caring, or other conscientious action.
The UN International Day of Peace is a day of global cease-fire and non-violence, an invitation to all nations and people to honor a cessation of hostilities, with peace-building activities taking place all over the world. The San Francisco Examiner called it, “A silence that is heard around the world.”
Retired US Ambassador John McDonald conceived of the idea for the United Nations International Day of Peace in November 1981. The UN General Assembly approved the resolution unanimously, because the UN’s goals are to maintain international peace and security; develop friendly relations among nations; cooperate in solving international economic, social, cultural and humanitarian problems; promote respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms; be a center for harmonizing the actions of nations in attaining these ends
You are also invited to become a sponsoring partner for peace. To learn more, visit www.IntlDayofPeace.org. Ways for you, your organization, and its membership to get involved in commemoration activities including education and public awareness are included. Spread the word and let others know via social media, email, newsletters/publications, and the distribution and posting of flyers about this important global gathering.
The Children’s World Peace Organization (www.cwpo.org) teaches children peace in grades 1 – 8 in schools, group homes, and activity centers to empower them to grow up to create a more peaceful world. CWPO’s vision is worldwide. It currently operates in Mexico, Nepal, and Kenya. For more information, contact Robin Loving Rowland at firstname.lastname@example.org, US-925-476-8113, Mexico 415/152-3709, www.cwpo.org.